Beauty In The Dark

by Nightjacket

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“‘Waking Up With You’ nods to the glory days of shimmering college-rock, back when groups like 10,000 Maniacs and the Sundays briefly ruled the roost. There’s even a late-Eighties sheen to the chorus, where guitar arpeggios share equal space with Belle’s crystalline croon.” – Rolling Stone

“Shoegazey pop band Nightjacket make dreamy, lovesick jams for nocturnal settings. Wailing, MBV-ish guitars headline ‘You’re Trying Too Hard’, followed by Belle’s sultry, melancholic delivery.” – Stereogum

"Shifting between precise, thunderous, and wide-open Americana-tinged verses, it’s Belle’s soaring, classically trained vocals that give ‘Waking’ its wings." – FLOOD Magazine

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released May 31, 2019

Produced by Nightjacket and Adam Lasus
Additional engineering by Jon Graber
Mixed by James Krausse
Mastered by Greg Calbi
Cut to vinyl by Joe Lambert
Drums on 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 11 by Kiel Feher
Drums on 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 and 12 by Kyle Crane
Cover art by Ryan Snow
Back photo by Carolin Schild

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Nightjacket Los Angeles, California

Beauty In The Dark introduces new analog synth textures and smoky, Nico-like vocals to the Nightjacket sound. From the sultry shoegaze of “I Can’t Believe” and swirling atmospherics of “You’re Trying Too Hard” to the romantic “Pink and Yellow Roses” and “Waking Up With You,” the album is a contemplative work that analyzes both the perils of love and the overwhelming power it has over all of us. ... more

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Track Name: I Can't Believe
Got my head in the clouds, and my feet on the ground
Guided by fate and sound
Follow stars in the dark, to the speed of our hearts,
This is the way we part

No matter what you said before
I don’t believe no more
I can’t believe no more

To go on hand in hand, was the way that we planned
By way of the sea or land
Cutting through rising tide, we forget and divide
Now we go on untied

No matter what we said before
I don’t believe no more
I can’t believe no more

No matter what you said before
I don’t believe no more
I can’t believe no more
Track Name: Pink and Yellow Roses
Pink and yellow roses by your bed
Dripping like the words unsaid
Never mind the things we’ll never know
Pink and yellow roses in your vase
Tripping light across your face
Never mind the things we’ll never show

What would you do with all that love
Just throw away?
People walk by and end up falling by mistake
What would you do with all that love
Just throw away?
People walk by and end up further every day

Pink and yellow roses by your bed
Stealing lines from books you’ve read
Never mind the things we’ll never know
Pink and yellow roses in my head
Getting by on promises
Never mind the things we’ll never grow

What would you do with all that love
Just throw away? (falling so hard for you now)
People walk by and end up falling by mistake (falling, I keep falling down)
What would you do with all that love
Just throw away? (falling so hard for you now)
People walk by and end up further every day (falling so hard)

What would you do with all that love
Just throw away? (falling so hard for you now)
People walk by and end up falling by mistake (falling, I keep falling down)
What would you do with all that love
Just throw away? (falling so hard for you now)
People walk by and end up further every day (falling so hard)

Pink and yellow roses by your bed
Dripping like the words unsaid
Never mind the things we’ll never know
Track Name: You're Trying Too Hard
Every girl you’ve had
Is the cheapest thing
Bought and sold it’s sad
When you need something

If you want to know
The ruse is up it’s clear we see through
It’s nothing that new
We can’t compete it’s all about you

You’re trying too hard
You’re trying too hard
You’re trying too hard to please me
You know you can’t ever keep me

You’re trying too hard
You’re trying too hard
You’re trying too hard to please me
You know you just can’t deceive me

Who could really care
If you need a thing
You don’t have a prayer
But your still asking

If you ever cared,
You would see that lying’s cut through
It’s your blood that drew
Keep on sinking
It’s coming to you

And you've no regard for what you're doing
Pass us all by left in ruin
Cities fall but you'll keep moving
But there one thing you’ll never get,
So give on me darling you’re just

Trying too hard (And you keep on)
You’re trying too hard (And you keep on pushing)
You’re trying too hard to please me
You know you can’t ever keep me

You’re trying too hard (And you keep on)
You’re trying too hard (And you keep on pushing)
You’re trying too hard to please me
You know you just can’t deceive me
Track Name: Touch Me With Your Lies
When the sun starts setting in the golden haze
All I can think of is you


When the lights go out and the darkness shades

All I can think of is you

Touch me with your lies

Seduce me with disguise
Touch me with your lies

Abuse me with closed eyes

When our eyes catch fire at the slightest gaze
All I can think of is you
When one night apart’s like twenty days
All I can think of is you

Touch me with your lies

Seduce me with disguise
Touch me with your lies

Abuse me with closed eyes
Track Name: Hand on My Heart
We got our start on the silver street
With all the sages and palms
And in the day we lie down to sleep
With the turntable on

And when you went on your way
I didn’t ask you to stay

We made our way to the kingdom keep
Fall into beauty and gold
We drink the wine and blow the smoke
Fill up the empty & cold

But when you went on your way
I couldn’t ask you to stay

Hey, got my hand on my heart hope to die
You’ve got your mind and your eyes on the sky
Yeah, hold your hand to my heart hope to die
I’ll keep your head and your heart in the sky

I made my way on the silver street
I walk from dusk to the dawn
Without you here I will never sleep
I keep the dream moving on

And when you come back my way
I’ll hope that this time you’ll stay

Hey, got my hand on my heart hope to die
You’ve got your mind and your eyes on the sky
Yeah, hold your hand to my heart hope to die
I’ll keep your head and your heart in the sky

Friend or foe
I held my hand out for you
And with the same breath I took before
I said- I’d never leave you

Hey, got my hand on my heart hope to die
You’ve got your mind and your eyes on the sky
Yeah, hold your hand to my heart hope to die
I’ll keep your head and your heart in the sky
Track Name: Burn It from Your Mind
They used to say that I owned this town
Hold my head way up high
I wore my pride like a golden crown
Never wondering why
I’d always win at the same low steaks
Read the room with one eye
The newest trends in our politics
I was first to arrive

Running from the man, still got open hands
Generation of demands, leaves me singing

Suffering my soul
Sees the reason why
Answers that we find
Leave us wide eyed
Hold it in your hand
See the other side
Then burn it from your mind
From your mind

I know is easy to chase the crowd
You’re never really alone
I ruled a city that knew my name
But I was never at home
They whisper now how I lost my crown
Ain’t it sad how it goes
But now I say what I want to say
And I reap what I sow

Running from the man, still got open hands
Generation of demands, leaves me singing

Suffering my soul
Sees the reason why
Answers that we find
Leave us wide eyed
Hold it in your hand
See the other side
Then burn it from your mind
From your mind
Track Name: Fall on Me Now
Fall on me now
Weight of the tired gun
Defended light, fall to the bed, with the sleeping sun
Voice in my head
Tale of a silent life
Strength in my hand, held in a veil, her gentle knife

Fall on me now
Quiet power of my heavenly sound
Deep underground, I make light with my heavenly sound
And the falling dove, brings no peace nor blood
But leaves me unbound
And falls on me now
A heavenly sound

In sleeping be
Weightless of what I know
Unanswered need
covered and held by blanket snow
covered and held by blanket snow

Fall on me now
Quiet power of my heavenly sound
Deep underground, I make light with my heavenly sound
And the falling dove, brings no peace nor blood
But leaves me unbound
And falls on me now
A heavenly sound

Keep where you’re going
Fall in the dark
Say you’re the only one
Keep where you’re going
Fall in the dark
Say you’re the only one

Fall on me now
Quiet power of my heavenly sound
Deep underground, I make light with my heavenly sound
And the falling dove, brings no peace nor blood
But leaves me unbound
And falls on me now
A heavenly sound
Track Name: Waking Up With You
I can’t keep you off my mind
But I’m only a girl
With a suitcase and the world
I can’t trust you with my time
Cuz I like what I heard
But they’re just some little words

Ooh, waking up with you
There’s so much more to find
I wanted you to kill my mind
I wanted you to kill my mind

Ooh, waking up with you
There’s beauty in the dark
I wanted to forget my heart
I wanted to forget my heart

I can’t keep you on the line
If I’m only a girl
And that’s just a little word
I can’t trust you til you’re mine
When I like what I heard
But it all feels so absurd

Ooh, waking up with you
There’s so much more to find
I wanted you to kill my mind
I wanted you to kill my mind

Ooh, waking up with you
There’s beauty in the dark
I wanted to forget my heart
I wanted to forget my heart

I know what you want me to do
I know that you wanted it too
I know what you want me to do
I know that you wanted me too

Ooh, waking up with you
There’s so much more to find
I wanted you to kill my mind
I wanted you to kill my mind

Ooh, waking up with you
There’s beauty in the dark
I wanted to forget my heart
I wanted to forget my heart
Track Name: It's the End
It’s the end
And it didn’t even start
It’s the end
Now we watch it fall apart

I don’t know what I’m thinking
Broken hearts still feel more breaking
I don’t know why
But it’s the end

It’s the end
And it didn’t even start
Yeah it’s the end
Why’d you leave me in the dark?

I don’t know what I’m drinking
Help me out I feel it fading
I don’t know why

Gimme something real
Cuz my blood’s running cold
Don’t care how it feels
Just tell me no
It’s too late to go back
Cuz I showed you my hand
So watch it fade to black
This is the end

It’s the end
And it didn’t even start
It’s the end
Did you know it from the start?

I don’t know what I’m thinking
Broken hearts still feel more breaking
I don’t know why
But it’s the end

Gimme something real
Cuz my blood’s running cold
Don’t care how it feels
Just tell me no
It’s too late to go back
Cuz I showed you my hand
So watch it fade to black
This is the end
Track Name: C'mon, Can You See Me?
Thinking of the early times
Where we used to stay,
Where we used to lie
Our journey took a million paths
I knew you in a hundred ways
Seen you in a thousand skies

Cmon, can you see me
We could go out again
Cmon, can you see me
We could go out again

Standing by the underpass
Soaking from the rain
Too numb to know why
Sleeping through the bluest days
Caught up in so many ways
Dreaming of your diamond eyes

Cmon, can you see me
We could go out again
Cmon, can you see me
We could go out again

But did we ever think of why?
Tender letters became cries
If we stop to give a try

Cmon, can you see me
We could go out again
Cmon, can you see me
We could go out again

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